"I Will Remember You" as written by Sarah Ann Mclachlan, Seamus Egan and Dave Merenda....
I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin' in the sun
Want to feel your warmth upon me
I want to be the one

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I'm so tired but I can't sleep
Standin' on the edge of something much to deep
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

so afraid to love you
But more afraid to lose
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
Once there was a darkness
Deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me life

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

I will remember you, will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Weep not for the memories


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"I Will Remember You" as written by Seamus Egan Sarah Mclachlan

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    General CommentThis song probably takes after the proverb that states "The only thing worse than regretting something you did, is regretting something you didn't", in this case, regretting that you didn't grab the love that you could've once had, and reminiscing about the lost opportunity.
    cheson March 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are screaming inside, oh, but we can't be heard."

    I don't think I've ever heard a more beautiful and more true lyric in my life. Those two sentences just really get to me. They can be thought of in relation to anything.
    GaHeRiSon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really special one. I think the mark of a truly incredible song, or any piece of art, is expressing a truth that many have felt but few can find the words / pictures / sound for.

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    I'm so tired but I can't sleep
    Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
    It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
    We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard
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    This part is so real to me, just last night I lay in my bed for hours, EXHAUSTED but unable to sleep... silent, but full of things that needed to be said.


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    I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
    Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose
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    This part is hard for me to put into words, but I think it is talking about how based on your past you are bound to certain memories and patterns. Like you are afraid to love, but afraid to lose at the same time, and your past says that its not possible to get one with out the other.



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    Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
    You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light
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    I think this part is talking about depression, and a good friend that saved the person from disappearing into it.

    Great song.
    Alohamoraon June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnother song that reminds me of my friend Jake. At his funeral, we watched a slide show of his life, and this song played in the background. For the first year after his death, I couldn't listen to this song without crying. Lately, I've been thinking about him a lot...just trying to remember him. He was such a wonderful person, with such an amazing sense of humor. I only hope that others will remember him the way I did, and he will remember us when we all greet him on the other side, in Heaven.

    "Where ever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius

    Want to save someone's life? Donate to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Prevent someone you know from losing one of their friends, or maybe even their life.
    Tuesdayz_goneon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentout of every song thats ever been made, this is the one that REALLY hits me, because i can relate to it so much.
    to me, its about being best friends with someone and loving them, but not making a move and then regretting it. nwo you think back and wonder every day what could of been had yto only taken your chance, and whether they will remember you in the furute because you will never forget them as they were everything to you. i agree with the first coimmment, its about being 'better to regret something you did do than something that you didn't' but i'd like to add another quote which i think really sums up this song to me, and why it relates and means so much to me and this same reason i why i want iot played at my funeral.
    "I always knew looking back on the tears would made me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry"
    little_miss_failureon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment" I will remember you,
    Will you remember me?"
    Those lines hit the hardest for me because it seems that everyone I've met in the past has forgotten me, yet I don't ever forget them. I'll walk right past an old classmate or friend at some random place, and they won't even notice me there. I've been trying to e-mail my old best friend a thousand times but she's been ignoring me. It was her at first that got angry when I forgot to answer back. I'm doubting now that any of the friends I have now will remember me and all the good times we've had ten years from now. We always promise that we will never forget someone, but few of us ever keep that promise.
    fromnowheresvilleon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite part of the song is:
    "I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
    Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose"
    It always seems like when your trying to love someone, your pass gets in the way and you just can't. Those old hurts and insecurities won't let you trust them, and you fall apart. And then being afraid to loose someone, it seems like everyone knows how that feels. Not wanting to accept to possibility of rejection by giving yourself to them. Life's so complicated and I love how this song just seems to take on meaning in every context. Beautiful. She doesn't get enough credit for her work.
    paigepeachon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about realizing how much people take thier lives for granted. after you lose someone, i think it is an eye opener. dont take your life for granted. "weep not for the memories." memories are great, but we cant live in the past. of course you are always going to remember those who were lost, but they wouldnt want you to waste your life away. Before my grandma died of cancer she requested no funeral, but instead asked us to hold a "party" to celebrate her life. She didnt want us to grieve for her or be sad, she just wanted us to remember her as she was and look back on all our good memories we had of her.
    modernaudreyon September 29, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about ADOPTION. Sarah McLachlan is adopted. The above lyrics is not how she usually sings it. Take out the verse about the sun and remembering the good times. I know the song very well. I listened to it on repeat freshman year of college when I found my birthmother. Also, it should be "You gave me everything you had, you gave me LIFE". They have "you gave me LIGHT".

    "I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose. Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose."
    It's very common for adoptees to not want to love their birthmothers for fear of rejection. A past that didn't let her choose was her not being able to have a say in her birthmother giving her up for adoption.

    The other version of the song was changed so that a wider audience could relate to it, but her heart was remembering her birthmother when she wrote the song.
    missericapantson February 16, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionWhen listening to Sarah McLachlin, as with any artist with this enormous talent for reaching the heart and soul of so many, I can only say music is Universal in that one may interpret it as.....well...aswhateverthat may be. ?...me? I interpret the song as my life when my true love and I Were so new and freshly, beautufully, in love and then we were divorced and how terribly tragic that can be....I say I was so lost when I came to my senses and realized it wasn't what I wanted it was too many years late, but I "Weep not for the memories" because I hold so close to my heart those early days. "Remembering all the good times thst we had" young love, Having babies, eating hamburger helper in bed watching movies.
    After my divorce"letting them slip away from us when things got bad"(things were not bad) I "Iet life pass me by" ( rx drug addiction) "
    just my interpretation of this song. I could go on and on, but I think I've made my point.
    Music, lyrics they are mine, they are yours, they are theirs, but most importantly,......they are "OURS", and that's is what is so cool about music, it's life, love, pain, joy, it is help for expression, sometimes when that is all we really need, a way to express what we feel, and to be heard. Justme♡musicinme
    sheila1176on April 05, 2014   Link

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